True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten enjoying “home”

November 14, 2010

Kwanten spends time in Australia, attends Brisbane festival

 

True Blood’sresident hottie Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse) is enjoying a homecoming. The True Blood hearthrob is back in Australia promoting his new western Red Hill and enjoying a homecoming, even staying at his parents house and sleeping in his “old single bed” while on the Red Hill press junket in Sydney. 

Kwanten got his start as Vinnie in Australia’s Home and Away and Red Hill marks his first Australian project in eight years. Kwanten said working with Red Hill director Patrick Hughes “was about playing a solid character.” Kwanten went on to say that the decision to work on Red Hill was because of the solid script: 

”It was the script, it was Patrick and ultimately it was knowing that I’d be coming back to Australia. It was the cherry on an already tasty cake.” 

As Jason Stackhouse, Kwanten has a strong female fanbase who have been “very rabid” in their attentions. When asked about his experiences with his fans, Kwanten got a little shy, saying, 

”Um . . .what target market is this? Will kids be reading this? Ok, then I can’t say what (happened). No, look, I have some very rabid fans who know more about me than I do and more about the characters than I do. But at the end of the day, my mum has raised me very well and said ‘they’re the ones paying your bills Ryan, so you’ve got to be respectful and give them even just two minutes of your time.” 

Kwanten plays a young police officer in Red Hill who’s first day of duty in a small country town coincides with an escaped criminal returning to seek revenge on those who put him behind bars. Red Hill is just the first of many diverse role Kwanten has taken on over the coming year. Kwanten also plays a superhero in Griff the Invisible and cult-leader Charles Manson in Brad Anderson’s upcoming feature, The Family. 

Not afraid of being typecast, Kwanten says he is not consciously ‘setting out’ to play characters so different from Jason Stackhouse. 

”I want to do what interests me. Nothing could be more uninspiring than playing another character like Jason (Stackhouse). I love playing him for the six months that I do it, but when I’m not shooting it, I don’t want to . . .I know I’ve got more inside of me so why go and just rest on my laurels and do something that’s easy?” 

Red Hill was introduced by Kwanten and director Hughes at the Brisbane International Film Festival and will premiere at the Gold Coast Film Festival Sunday, November 14 at 7pm at Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinemas Australia Fair. For more information, visit www.gcfilmfestival.com 

Source: Goldcoast.com.au

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Win tickets to see True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten in Australia

November 14, 2010

Feed your Ryan Kwanten need at Red Hill screening

 

Need a True Blood fix? Here’s your chance to win tickets to meet True Blood resident hottie, Jason Stackhouse! Ryan Kwanten’s new Aussie western Red Hillis screening in Sydney, Australia on Monday, November 15 at Event Cinemas on George Street. Popsugar.com.au has five double passes to give away for the exclusive Q&A session and screening. You could actually talk to Ryan Kwanten and director Patrick Hughes.

To enter, all you have to do is tell Popsugar.com.au in their comments section what your favorite Ryan Kwanten role is and why you love it. Winners will be notified Monday morning and must confirm attendance by 11 a.m. on Monday, November 15, 2010. See the Popsugar.com.au site for more information.

Source: Popsugar.com.au

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True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll to appear in Mother’s Day

November 13, 2010

Horror remake kicks off a flood of films featuring True Blood’s Jessica Hamby

True Blood‘s Deborah Ann Woll stars as Lydia Koffin in Darren Lynn Bousman’s remake of the classic horror flick Mother’s Day. Bousman’s film will debut on April Fool’s Day 2011 and features Rebecca DeMornay as Mother. Woll and DeMornay are joined in the flick by Jaime King, AJ Cook, Briana Evigan, Alexa Vega, Lisa Marcos, Shawn Ashmore and Matt O’Leary.

“Mother’s Day” is about a villanious family who returns to their childhood home to wreak havoc on the new owners and their guests. “Mother’s Day” release kicks off a host of movies (most in post-production) that feature Woll, including “Little Murder,” “Catch.44,” and “Highland Park.”

Will you be going to see this movie when it comes out? And what do you think of Deborah working in a movie with a former co-star of Anna Paquin‘s (Shawn Ashmore)?

Source: Horror-Asylum.com — Rebecca DeMornay Prepares for ‘Mother’s Day’ Release on April Fools!?

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True Blood’s Tanya Wright to Present at AAFCA Awards

November 7, 2010

Deputy Kenya to keep order at the AAFCA Awards

Tanya WrightThe African-American Film Critics Association‘s second kudocast will recognize the achievements of Robert Ebert, the late Lena Horne and Melvin Van Peebles on December 13, 2010 at the Ebony Repertory Theater in Los Angeles.

Tanya Wright, True Blood’s Deputy Kenya Jones, will be a presenter at this star-studded event celebrating the work of a varied group. Roger Ebert is one of the most well-known film critics in the world. Horne, singer of “Stormy Weather,” died in May 2010 at the age of 92. Van Peebles won a Daytime Emmy for writing a “CBS Schoolbreak Special” episode in the early 1980s.

Source:  Variety.com

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True Blood Casting Director To Speak at Actorfest LA

November 1, 2010

Junie Lowry Johnson PTo Participate in Workshop

 True Blood’s casting director Junie Lowry Johnson will be sharing her secrets with would-be actors!  Johnson has joined the line up for the upcoming Actorfest LA “Television Casting: From Guest Starring to Going to Network” workshop on November 6, 2010 at the California Market Center in the Fashion Theatre from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Johnson joins other casting directors including Dorian Frankel (“Parks and Recreation,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”); John Frank Levey (“Southland,” “ER”); Jason La Padura (“The Event,” “Heroes”); and Lori Openden, Senior VP of Casting for the CW Network. Back Stage’s Film and TV Writer, Sarah Kuhn, will moderate.

Actorfest LA is an annual event for entertainers and performers, showcasing workshops, casting calls, networking opportunities and a expo hall.  The Television Casting workshop is designed to help actors learn more about breaking into television through guest starring roles, the chance of landing a recurring role, and the meaning behind the phrase “go to network.”  Click here to register today!

Source:  Backstage.com

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True Blood’s Stephen Moyer to be Honored for CLARE Foundation Support

October 31, 2010

CLARE Foundation Helps Substance Abusers

Stephen MoyerMainstreaming Vampire Bill continues to prove that chivalry is not dead.  Stephen Moyer will be honored for his support of the CLARE Foundation at the foundation’s annual dinner on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in the Arcadia Ballroom.

The CLARE Foundation provides treatment and recovery services for substance abusers and their families with 11 residential, outpatient and community-based programs in Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, and Los Angeles.

Tickets to the event can be purchased or donations made at clarefoundation.org

Source:  Clarefoundation.org – 13th Annual Friends of CLARE Tribute Dinner

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True Blood Cast Supports Ryan Kwanten’s New Movie

October 31, 2010

Mini-True Blood Reunion at Red Hill Screening

Ryan Kwanten Red Hill PremiereTrue Blood’s Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse) had cast support  at the Australians in Film Hollywood screening for his new film Red Hill. Fellow True Blood costars Rutina Wesley (Tara), Jim Parrack (Hoyt) , and Lindsay Pulsipher (Crystal) came out to show Kwanten some love. The movie is a Western about a young police officer who starts a family in a small country town which is terrorized by an escaped convict. 

Kwanten’s new True Blood love interest, Lindsay Pulsipher, even took time to pose for pictures and chat with fans outside the event (see video below).  Pulsipher was gracious and seemed to enjoy the fan interaction. 

Lindsay Pulsipher Red Hill Premiere

Rutina Wesley Red Hill Premiere

Aussie Kwanten will be back in Australia to support Red Hill and attend the IF Awardsin Sydney in November.  Kwanten’s career is taking off with not only this role, but his upcoming feature turn as Charles Manson.

Source:  Popsugar.com.au– True Blood Stars Step Out to Support Ryan Kwanten’s Red Hill

Youtube.com – True Blood’s Lindsay Pulsipher @ Red Hill Premiere in Los Angeles!

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True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard Donates Item to Save Sweden’s Hammarby

October 29, 2010

Autographed Movie to Help Bajen Aid

Bajen Aid Auction ItemTrue Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard donated a bunch of items to askarsgardnews.com to help raise funds for Bajen Aid.  Bajen Aid is a non-profit organization raising funds to help save Skarsgard’s favorite soccer team Hammarby from going bankrupt.  This week’s item is an autographed copy of the romantic comedy Hundricket the Movie(translated The Dog Trick).  The 2002 movie was personally signed by Skarsgard on October 3, 2010 while he was visiting Stockholm, Sweden. This rare Regional 2 (UK) formatted copy with no English subtitles is available for bidding by fans on eBay, beginning October 27 and will run 10 days. Click here to bid. All proceeds will be donated to Bajen Aid.

Alexander Skarsgard Signing Bajen Aid Item

Source:  askarsgard.com – New Item Up for Auction in Our Fight to Save Hammarby

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Truebies: People’s Choice Polls are Open! Rock the Vote for True Blood, Cast and Characters!

October 24, 2010

Show your Favorite TV Obsession Some Love

Across America it’s election season, Trubies! Even in TV Land! The People’s Choice Awards polls are open and it’s time to show your Favorite TV Obsession some love! HBO’s True Blood is already listed in two People’s Choice categories – Favorite TV Obsession and Favorite Sci Fi/Fantasy Show. You can make your vote count for True Blood in both these categories! Plus, you can nominate your favorite show, actor or character in any other category! And you can vote everyday! Visit the People’s Choice website here for more information.

Source:  Peoples Choice Awards

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Joe Manganiello’s ‘Werewolf’ Spit Wanted by Enthusiastic Fan

October 23, 2010

Fan Tries to Gather Joe Manganiello’s “Werewolf” Spit at Comic Con

It looks like vampire blood isn’t the only thing with curative properties. True Blood’s Joe Manganiello (Werewolf Alcide) was approached by a extremely enthusiastic fan at New York’s Comic Con earlier this month.

An odd woman crept up to Manganiello in an attempt to collect his spit. The unnamed woman seemed certain that his “werewolf” saliva had supernatural powers.
According to Manganiello, the strange fan “had heard werewolf saliva could heal any ailment.”

Luckily for Manganiello, security removed the woman before she got close enough to gather her prize. Lucky for True Blood fans, Manganiello’s Werewolf Alcide will be back in June 2011 as a regular.

Source:  ACESHOWBIZ.com – Fan Wanted Joe Manganiello’s ‘Werewolf’ Spit

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